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A big-big large-scale update release from Res-Kit ...

Sun, 07/19/2020 - 09:39
It has been a while since we have seen such a large - well, large scale modelling detail and upgrade release. Res-Kit from Ukraine has added to just about every 35th, 32nd and 24th scale kit you own with their latest set of over fifty releases for this month. Check them out in our preview...Read on... »

New shades, reads, tools & references from AK Interactive in July in our preview...

Sat, 07/18/2020 - 11:50
Ever-expanding with new and adopted products, AK Interactive has a lot of new bits for you to look at in July with new books, AK Real colour, Intense and NEON colour sets, scale ruler, paint sprayer and several other modelling needs - See most of them in our handy preview...
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Preview - A new tooled Fiat CR.42 "Falco" (Luftwaffe Ground Attack version) in 1/32nd scale from ICM

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 12:51
This is a plastic injection kit we thought might be coming, the Fiat CR,42 "Falco" in 1/32nd scale. This time from ICM in Ukraine. We know this one will be popular with modellers, so we bring you the CAS renders of the new kit in progress, along with some info about the real thing and the Luftwaffe version in this particular boxing in our preview...

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Meng's new 1/35th scale Israel Main Battle Tank Merkava Mk.4/4LIC w/Nochri-Kal Mine Roller System is imminent.

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 04:27
Meng's new combination of the Israel Main Battle Tank Merkava Mk.4/4LIC with the very imposing looking Nochri-Kal Mine Roller System has been researched with eh help of Micheal Mass, so you know that they have for their facts right! See a little about the kit and its conception in our preview... 
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More from "Suyata" with four innovative 35th scale modelling subjects in abstract form...

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 07:23
"Suyata" is a company that we have already previewed here on TMN. Their Q-scale "Titanic" & BRed Baron & Fokker DR.I kits look to be really interesting and appealing to a broader spectrum of modellers than the usual bunch. Today we look at their new soldier & bike sets in 35th scale that are not only posable, but very different and similar at the same time in our preview...
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Dry-fit Review: 1/32nd scale Junkers EF-126/EF-127 from Das Werk

Tue, 07/14/2020 - 06:56
The futuristic Junkers EF-126/EF-127 fits into all of the late-WWII mythoi of German technical superiority and "what-if" fans everywhere in modelling. This new kit from Das Werk provides us with this 32nd scale kit in several alternative tailed incarnations. Gary Wickham has taken it on in a dry-build to show you just what the kit builds up like and the quality awaiting you perspective owners of the new "Werk"...Read on... »

Preview: HK Models ahead by a nose on the new "Nose Art" kit of their 32nd scale Lancaster

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 07:42
Hong Kong Models has launched their nose into the market with an all-new kit of the Lancaster - but this is something different... If you are one of those modellers who want the 32nd scale Lancaster but do not have the space or the cash - well you can now get the nose section released as a single kit in large scale with all the drama but a 3rd of the space. See more about it in our preview...
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New in July - four new products to fill your diorama dreams from Mantis Miniatures

Sun, 07/12/2020 - 09:52
A busted boat - some modern diorama reporter's accessories, some cuddly slippers and teddy bears and stove that is "cook-in" all fill Mantis Miniature's latest releases just out. We show you them with heaps of reference & inspiration for the sculpts included. See more in our preview...
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Preview: "Russian tank crew, 1945" - Six new figures in 35th scale from Stalingrad Miniatures...

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 04:55
Stalingrad Miniatures has a new big set of six Russian soldiers from the end of WWII for us this month. Seen posing for a picture or just at rest around their mount they look like an interesting proposition. See what they look like as well as the pictures that inspired the sculpts in our preview.
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Preview: Takom is making a Panzer III Ausf.N in 35th scale for August...

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 02:44
Takom keeps picking those targets a lot of us have a hankering for. The short-barrelled Panzer III Ausf.N is up for the 1/35th scale treatment in their "Blitz" range. Blitz promises fast builds with plenty of detail. Let's see what we can glean about this kit and the real thing in our preview...
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Preview: Alpine Miniatures two new figures - singles or as a set - from the 12th SS in WWII in 35th scale

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 07:06
Alpine Miniatures has surprised everyone with the very quick release after their preview of two new Waffen SS soldiers the other day. They are already painted up by the talented Dr Jin Kim and take their space in our preview of both figures from Alpine this July...
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Italeri's six (6!!) releases for July in our preview...

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 02:37
Italeri has six (6!!) kits in different scales, genres & difficulties on sale in July - You could catch a Shooting Star, fight in an arena, bring it with your M60 MBT, get a low roof Iveco, a fast-finishing Procar or fight the stars in your F-104. Art, decals, colour choices and sprue pictures are all in our preview...Read on... »

A new PLA Air Force J-20 “Mighty Dragon” stealth fighter in 72nd from Bronco

Sun, 07/05/2020 - 09:14
The very secretive J-20 "Mighty Dragon" stealth fighter is the next kit to be announced but Bronco Models. We have some CAD images of the kit & the points of interests and aircraft colours in our preview...

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A new 48th scale Mustang in five different markings from the Korean war from Bronco

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 08:26
Bronco Models continue to issue different variants of their recent P-51D Mustang kit in 48th scale. This boxing contains the plastic parts and decals for five versions of the Mustang from the Korean conflict in the 50's. See what we know about the kit and pictures of the aircraft depicted in real life in our preview...

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Tamiya sneaks in a new Pz. Kpfw. IV Ausf. F and Marder I in 35th scale

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 07:24
News from Japan today with Tamiya releasing some surprise new photos of their latest two kits - the Pz. Kpfw. IV Ausf. F and Marder I in 35th scale. We have some shots for you in our preview...
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Masterbox's two new kits of July/ August in CAD, art, sprues & colours in our preview...

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 08:31
Masterbx supplies us with two new kits for July/ August - A set of three native Americans to suit your frontier wars series of kits and a section of trench to suit both WWI or WWII era dioramas. Both of these are in our preview in CAD, boxart and sprue and colour call-outs to give a little more of an idea of what they are made of...

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Mask Review: 1/72nd scale Su-57 Color Separation Mask from Galaxy Models

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 04:10
Galaxy model has some simple solutions to some of your modelling needs, and first amongst them are some pretty handy masks to help paints some of your kits. Today Gary Wickham looks at the new 72nd scale masks solution for the Zvezda Su-57 kit. See what he thought about them in his review...

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Preview: MiniArts new Tankers painting up a storm in a new set...

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 04:28
MiniArt continues to give us figures and materiel to populate our dioramas. Today, news of a German tank crew painting their vehicle that could well add to a half-painted tank you have sitting on your shelf? See what is in the kit in our preview...
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How-to guides, Paints, sanders, sponges & a bit of rust making gear all new from AMMO in July...

Sat, 06/27/2020 - 01:19
AMMO has a bunch of new publications, guides, paint, sanders, sponges and new weathering materials (not to mention new Kotobukiya kits) on sale for July. See what they have in store now in our preview...Read on... »

Preview: Barracuda's improvements for your Hurricane & Wurger kits this june...

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 03:12
We look forward to seeing what Barracuda Studios have for us in the way of resin & decal improvements for your kits. This month they have new wheel sets & cockpit upgrades (and so cheap!) for June. See more about them in our preview...
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